Mr. PRUD'HOMME - Je ne monte jamais dans un wagon ou se trouve un voyageur seul... mes principes de sécurité personnelle s'y opposent. LE CONDUCTEUR - Je ne peux pourtant pas vous mettre dans le compartiment réservé aux dames. Mr. PRUD'HOMME - Je préfererais.

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dc.contributor Donated by: Benjamin A. and Julia M. Trustman, 1959.
dc.creator Daumier, Honoré, 1808-1879
dc.date.accessioned 2007-06-08T21:04:43Z
dc.date.available 2007-06-08T21:04:43Z
dc.date.issued 1864
dc.identifier LD3297
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10192/3722
dc.description 2nd state.
dc.description Published in: Le Charivari, August 18, 1864.
dc.description.abstract Mr. Prudhomme claims that he won't get on the train where he finds another traveler all alone as it isn't safe. The conductor tells him that he cannot permit him into the ladies cabin. Mr. Prudhomme responds that he would prefer to go there. Travelling on the new trains became an ever increasing risk. Passengers were frequently mugged, a fact which greatly harmed the image of this new and popular means of transportation. EN CHEMIN DE FER, a series of 6 prints which appeared in the CHARIVARI between August and September 1864. Although LAMARTINE had tried to have the French railroad system nationalized, the Government decided in July 1838 to grant three railroad concessions for the lines Paris-Le Havre, Paris-Orléans, and Paris-Strasbourg. In 1839, some of the private railroad companies got into financial problems due to high construction costs. The government agreed to a guarantee for 40 years with an interest by the State of 4%. The Paris-Orléans line became a modern cooperative, where the stakes were divided between private and public shareholders. The train connection Paris-Orléans was built from 1837 to 1843. The speed of the trains was very moderate and the interior similar to horse carriages. Trains were not allowed to stop outside of train stations. Scientists of the period predicted serious brain damage of the passengers caused by the excessive speed of 25 km/h (15 miles per hour). PRUDHOMME. Monsieur Joseph PRUDHOMME is an artificial figure created by Henri Bonaventure Monnier. The figure appeared already before the existence of the Charivari in publications like “Magasin des Visages” and “La Galerie des Grotesques”. Prudhomme impersonated the complacent, corpulent bourgeois of that period. Monnier described him to the point when he called him “nullité magistrale” (pompous nothingness), entirely self-satisfied with himself and his insignificance. MONNIER, Henri Bonaventure (1799 – 1877) author, draughtsman and lithographer. From 1830 on he worked for “La Caricature”. He also was an actor. One of his roles was Brazier in “La Famille Improvisée” (1831). He created the book “Scènes Populaires Dessinées à la Plume” (1830). In 1830, he wrote together with Vaez the drama "Grandeur et Décadence de Monsieur Prudhomme". Daumier drew a portrait of Monnier in DR 2347.
dc.format.extent 30 x 28.5 cm
dc.format.extent b&w
dc.format.extent 1 lithograph
dc.publisher Paris, 1864
dc.relation.ispartof En Chemin de Fer; 2
dc.relation.isreferencedby Delteil. Daumier, 3297
dc.rights Copyright restrictions may apply. For permission to copy or use this image, contact the Robert D. Farber University Archives and Special Collections Department, Brandeis University Libraries.
dc.subject Trains (vehicle groupings)
dc.subject.lcsh France -- History -- 1848-1870
dc.title Mr. PRUD'HOMME - Je ne monte jamais dans un wagon ou se trouve un voyageur seul... mes principes de sécurité personnelle s'y opposent. LE CONDUCTEUR - Je ne peux pourtant pas vous mettre dans le compartiment réservé aux dames. Mr. PRUD'HOMME - Je préfererais.
dc.title.alternative - Mr. PRUD'HOMME - I shall never get into a compartment where I find a single traveller... my principles of personal safety are against it. - THE CONDUCTOR - Nevertheless I can't put you in the compartment reserved for ladies. - Mr. PRUD'HOMME - I would prefer it.
dc.title.alternative Charivari
dc.type still image
dc.rights.license The following credit line must be included with each item used: Benjamin A. and Julia M. Trustman Collection of Honoré Daumier Lithographs, Robert D. Farber University Archives & Special Collections Department, Brandeis University.


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